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2009/05/04 Waterloo, the Grand River and Elora Gorge

After a quick tour of Wilfred Laurier University, we made stops at multiple banks of the Grand and Irvine Rivers to see the Elora Gorge.
Leaving Tennessee, Jennifer and I were on different flights to Chicago, but met up at the connection for the same final leg to Toronto.  Jennifer had crossed the Atlantic from the UK not only to visit with G.A., but also to stop by Waterloo to plan the ISSS 2010 meeting.  With Allenna, visited the Wilfred Laurier University campus.  It’s a compact site, as viewed from the residence across the street.

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Since the university tour only took to midafternoon, I suggested that we do some sightseeing.  The Grand River by the Elora Mill Inn is scenic.  We drove south over the bridge from the centre of the village to oversee the mill.

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We walked a little farther west on the south bank for a better look of the dam.

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Looking east, there’s some traditional-looking buildings on the north side, and the Metcalfe Streeet bridge.

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Viewing the gorge itself requires driving back north over the bridge, and west to Victoria Park.  There’s a long set of stairs down to the level of the water.  The stairs curve, so only part of the route is visible from the top. Continue reading2009/05/04 Waterloo, the Grand River and Elora Gorge

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